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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11-- The Great Sorrow... Post article on 9/11

I hope that some relief comes to those who lost loved ones and friends on 9/11/01. I almost lost some young friends of my own... but though Bin Laden was a terrible and evil man, I can't help but feel some pity for him and his family too (as I did for Hussein, his dignity was so well borne).

I am a pacifist. I can't help it. Watching those people just jump or fall and die was one of the most horrible things I have ever seen (on TV). And yet, "Send not to find for whom the bell tolls...

Hope that there is some kind of feeling of peace and security now that Bin Laden is dead, though, for the children of the lost. I think of them almost every day. If it had been my relative... who knows how I'd feel?
I wish the hawks of the country would give Obama some credit for this revenge killing, since they value it so highly.


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